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Mr. Saturday Night (1992)

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The life of Buddy Young, a comic legend in flashbacks but an old man looking for work in the present.

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Billy Crystal
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Billy Crystal ... Buddy Young Jr.
David Paymer ... Stan
Julie Warner ... Elaine
Helen Hunt ... Annie Wells
Mary Mara ... Susan
Jerry Orbach ... Phil Gussman
Ron Silver ... Larry Meyerson
Sage Allen Sage Allen ... Mom
Jason Marsden ... Buddy - Age 15
Michael Weiner ... Stan - Age 18
Larry Gelman ... Mr. Gimbel
Kay Freeman Kay Freeman ... Mrs. Gimbel
Howard Mann Howard Mann ... Stage Manager
Julius Branca Julius Branca ... Stage Manager
Liz Georges Liz Georges ... Script Girl
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Storyline

Buddy Young was the comic's comic, beloved by everyone. Now, playing to miniscule crowds in nursing homes, it seems like everybody but Buddy realizes that he should retire. As Buddy looks for work in show business, he realizes that the rest of the world has forgotten the golden days of Buddy Young, and that there just may not be room in the business for an old comic like himself. Written by Michael Silva <silvamd@cleo.bc.edu>

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It's lonely at the middle. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 September 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Der letzte Komödiant - Mr. Saturday Night See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$43,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$13,351,357
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Marisa Tomei auditioned for the part of Buddy's wife, Elaine, but was deemed too young for the role. Tomei later played Billy Crystal's daughter in Parental Guidance (2012). See more »

Goofs

When Buddy is talking with Elaine at the gazebo the first night he meets her, the boom mic is visible just before the ferry boat passes by, and again after she asks him if his brother brings a girl to him after every show. See more »

Quotes

Buddy Young, Jr.: [to the audience he's performing to] I know you're out there, I can hear you reloading!
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Connections

Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #17.90 (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Fantastic, That's You
Written by George Cates, Mort Greene and Bob Thiele
Performed by Louis Armstrong
Courtesy of MCA Records
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No week-ending!
23 September 2004 | by simonrosenbaumSee all my reviews

Took a chance and bought the DVD for an extravagant amount of money(well £2.99 to be exact) and it turned out to be an unexpected delight. Billy Crystal is brilliant as an acerbic comic ably supported by David Paymer as his long suffering brother. If your expecting an out and out comedy you might be disappointed, but as a moving story of someone's life who happens to be a comedian, it's touching, poignant and sometimes very funny. Although Paymer got an Academy Award nomination, Crystal who let's face it is the only reason to watch the awards got nothing,zero,zilch, not a dickey bird... but as someone once said "don't get me started..." (8/10)


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